Oct 06, 2022

Job Description

60 million! That is how many people are affected globally by glaucoma. This can lead to progressive damage to retinal ganglion cells and the optic nerve and may lead to blindness.

At Novartis, we are developing new therapies to treat glaucoma, the silent thief of sight, and prevent glaucoma disease progression by lowering eye pressure and by protecting retinal neurons.

We are looking for an experienced scientist to join our Ophthalmology Department to support the discovery and development of innovative glaucoma treatments.

What you’ll be doing:

•Applying your training to discover novel biology in the field of neurodegeneration and neuroinflammation using in vitro, ex vivo, and in vivo systems.
•Contribute to experimental design, and independently perform experiments, troubleshoot issues, evaluate data, generate reports, suggest next steps, and present data at internal forums.
•Stay current on literature and technological advances and to collaborate with cross-functional teams on mechanisms of action studies, target discovery, and drug development.
•Assist in general laboratory maintenance.

Diversity & Inclusion / EEO

The Novartis Group of Companies are Equal Opportunity Employers and take pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. We are committed to building diverse teams, representative of the patients and communities we serve, and we strive to create an inclusive workplace that cultivates bold innovation through collaboration and empowers our people to unleash their full potential.

Minimum Requirements

What you'll bring to the role:
•MS or BS in Biology, Immunology, Neurobiology, or related field with >3 years of full time academic or industry laboratory experience. The level of the position will be commensurate with experience.
•Demonstrated proficiency in a broad range of techniques in molecular/ protein/ cell biology (such as qPCR, RNA/DNA preparation, CRISPR gene editing, Western blotting, cell transfection/transduction, AAV/Lenti-viral vectors, immunofluorescent staining, flow cytometry, fluorescent microscopy imaging, and ELISA).
•Hands-on experience in culturing primary cells or ESC/iPSC-derived cells.
•Highly motivated self-starter and problem-solver with a demonstrated ability to adapt quickly, work independently, and ability to thrive in a fast-paced collaborative research environment.
•Demonstrated strong communication skills, collaboration skills and attention to details.
•Training in ophthalmology, neuroscience, or immunology is preferred.
•Familiarity with tissue microdissection, explant culture, primary cell isolation from tissues, complex cell culture systems, and phenotypic assays is preferred.

Why Novartis?
766 million lives were touched by Novartis medicines in 2021, and while we’re proud of this, we know there is so much more we could do to help improve and extend people’s lives.

We believe new insights, perspectives and ground-breaking solutions can be found at the intersection of medical science and digital innovation. That a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment inspires new ways of working.

We believe our potential can thrive and grow in an unbossed culture underpinned by integrity, curiosity and flexibility. And we can reinvent what's possible, when we collaborate with courage to aggressively and ambitiously tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges. Because the greatest risk in life, is the risk of never trying!

Imagine what you could do here at Novartis!

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion: Novartis is committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse teams representative of the patients and communities we serve.

Accessibility and Reasonable Accommodations: Individuals in need of a reasonable accommodation due to a medical condition or disability for any part of the application process, or to perform the essential functions of a position, please send an e-mail to [email protected] or call +1 (877)395-2339 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Please include the job requisition number in your message.

Vaccine Policy: While Novartis does not require vaccination at this time, for certain Novartis sites in the US all associates and candidates may be required to either upload an image of their COVID-19 vaccine card demonstrating proof of full vaccination for COVID-19 (or other similar evidence of vaccination) or proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken by the associate or candidate within the past seven days to enter any of our sites and/or customer office or healthcare facility, as well as prior to participating in other work related off-site meetings. Employees working in customer-facing roles must adhere to and comply with customers’ (such as hospitals, physician offices, etc.) credentialing guidelines, which may require vaccination. As required by applicable law, Novartis will consider requests for reasonable accommodation for those unable to be vaccinated. This requirement is subject to applicable state and local laws and may not be applicable to employees working in certain jurisdictions. Please send accommodation requests to [email protected].

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Cambridge, MA
Research & Development
Full Time
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Senior Scientist, In Vitro Biology

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